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new york police reportedly used tear gas to evict anti-corporate pro campaigners from there's a car he parked headquarters after they vowed to escalate their protests to mark two months of action. syrian opposition leaders come out against military intervention in their country with a meeting with russian diplomats in moscow. the syrian opposition say they're willing to negotiate with the help of the good only with those whose hands on bloody war this is a key role but. as an elected bankers an economist take the reins in greece and italy r t it takes a look at the eurozone and how it descended into the hole where troubleshooters have had to dig them out.
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it's two am in the earth two pm rather in moscow i matras are good to have you with us here on r t our top story police have cleared out occupy protester camps in new york reportedly using proper pepper spray and tear gas on the demonstrators the raid comes after activists about a heightened action this coming thursday marking two months since the movement started parties were important i am striving us live from new york with more hello marina so there are claims of police brutality what information you have on this well right now as you mentioned the park zuccotti park has been cleared out according to the new york city police department but hundreds of after activists are still down there as are hundreds of police officers including those dressed in riot gear have been several reports of injuries and arrest and there have been
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images that we have seen of police getting violent when some of the protesters tackling some of them driving down my arms and legs sound cannons have been. use reportedly used on the out convincing zuccotti park that refused to leave after the n.y.p.d. came down around one am tuesday morning and demanded that all activists clear the park there have been reports of serious injuries there have been video we've seen video of what appears to be police using pepper spray and tear gas on on the optimus on and on those taking part in occupy wall street paddy wagons are still on the scene and those how the wagons are be loaded with dozens and dozens of occupies supporters that have been and continue to be arrested by the n.y.p.d. now the tents that we've seen on these sickly landscapes you climbing part of that past month have been torn down by the police officers that went into the park
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personal items that belonged to activists who are just roiling and white he has reportedly destroyed thousands of books that were donated to the occupy movement over the past two months let's remember that this wasn't just a park that was filled with tents they had a first aid center they had kept materials so-called cafeteria really serve food they had a library where activists say there were up to five thousand books in that library and all of my personal belongings have been destroyed those belongings that activists didn't remove and it's safe to say the big majority of activists didn't remove anything because the majority of them refused to leave the park now when the n.y.p.d. came down me explain to the activists that they had to temporarily vacate zuccotti park because police department had to inspect the area remove all the tents and the
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said it was a health issue and the park needed to be inspected now according to city officials the activists will be allowed back in into some kind. park but they will not be allowed according to what the city saying they will not be allowed to occupied in the way they have in the past two months that includes pitching tents that includes basically living there and so clearly this is a surprise suite that came to occupy the occupy wall street headquarters here in new york city now briefly there have been arrays on similar camps in other u.s. cities does it appear that there's a clamp down on protesters that's moving into another low level in a higher gear so to speak now that's clearly what it looks like and it looks like this is not just a new york city clampdown but initiate right left and as we saw in the past ok or so in oakland california. the occupied movement that was based there were it was also evacuated and we saw similar incidents or arrested police portland and other
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cities as you mentioned so clearly this isn't limited to new york city but it means the most happening here in new york city because it's where the movement began nearly two months ago and it's also worth noting that on thursday the two month anniversary of the occupy wall street movement organizers or those taking part in the movement were planned are planning or planning and continued planning a great day long advance and students were going to be coming out many union workers potentially coming out with a big drop a day we're going to go skiing in part of the movement was that they were planning on going to attempt to shut down the new york stock exchange clearly this is a concern it will be toure's of new york city to city officials and meeting one could say we have good action don't know if this will incite or provoke the activists to actually gather more momentum for thursday but if we can beat any
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prediction on the pass this is clearly not going to deter them it may even inspire them to gather more support and more momentum so. they i believe will be a huge day in new york city with you and hopkins of course the whole thing stay peaceful but looking at the images that are that are coming out in the past four or five hours it doesn't look so peaceful these clashes are continuing to keep police among its officers in the occupy movement all right want to see how it goes marina porton i reporting live from new york writes for the. syrian opposition leaders say they want a peaceful solution to the eight month long crisis of their country a delegation is in moscow for talks with russian diplomats amid pressure that's piling on the syrian regime and the arab league suspending the country's membership from the organization for more on this peter all over joins us live outside the foreign ministry so peter do russia and syria appear to see eye to eye when it comes to the subject of military intervention. you see it's long been russia's
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position that they were against any foreign military involvement in the syrian situation and the syrian opposition leaders have today said that they also do not want to see any military involvement from outside countries in syria they said they don't want to see syria go down the same route as libya where nato. intervention was a key feature in the toppling of colonel gadhafi they don't want to see foreign intervention on their shores no they also said the opposition all willing to enter into negotiations with members of president bashar al assad's government now they did say that they would enter into negotiations but only with those members of the government whose hands were not bloody murder so they didn't say exactly which elements of the government they were willing to talk to but that is still an option they did also have praise for. the their hosts here in moscow thanking what they
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called their russian brothers for helping them to come to helping them come to moscow and come to the dialogue table they said they wanted russia's help in trying to find a peaceful solution to the ongoing crisis in syria. syria has described the arab decision as illegitimate how is a leader responding. well the arab league has put forward a plan that could see five hundred five hundred strong delegation into syria on a fact finding mission this delegation would have elements of military personnel in it this delegation has been welcomed by syria they say they would like them to come into the country and observe what is being done there now the decision to suspend syria from the arab league was greeted with disdain on the streets of damascus huge protests with thousands of people out campaigning against this decision saying that
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it could be cowed to productive to a peace program to this to suspend syria from the arab league right artie's life outside the foreign ministry in moscow thanks for that. well the freezing of syria's arab league membership as well as sanctions prompted fears of a military intervention something russia has long been warning against coming up later our former foreign minister and veteran diplomat explains why you have any primakov says world leaders should take note of the lessons from libya and iraq. i don't think the west is prepared to take this action without the security council's backing and i think we're smarter now than at the time when the first security council resolution was adopted we will not adopt another resolution using going to them which could be used for legitimizing these activities nobody knows when libya is going to recover from its chaos look at iraq for example it's been more than eight years and we still can't stabilize the situation with the t.v. never stops reporting new casualties fifteen thirty day every day in iraq bones
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explosions and so when it happens so regularly that people used to it we still think this is normal that it's chaos over one hundred years of occupation to be nothing they could do in libya it's going to be tough so i don't think we've had much success in libya. a full interview with former russian former russian foreign ministry are going to come your way in about twenty minutes here at our. new technocrat led governments in greece and italy are getting down to business to tackle their massive debt as italy's prime minister designate says it's too early to determine how his country will cope with more anti-crisis measures but is warning people of the sacrifices to come mario monti is trying to rally parties for support some want him to go once to go once reforms are pushed through although the former you commissioner plans to stay until
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the two thousand and thirteen election but the clock's ticking for greece with a new prime minister heading up a fifteen week coalition lucas papademos faces a confidence vote on wednesday and says securing the next ballot is a priority and that his country must stick with our business editor nick or explores how the single currency flaws have led some countries to ruins rather than riches. it was supposed to bring peace and prosperity for all for a while but now the euro is costing people jobs their pensions and even the democratic rights from the beginning the fools with for everyone to see the skeptic said the economies of the drugs it's the increase which is too different from germany in finland to regulate it by one system optimism and idealism kerry that they are the new currency was for it was strong and stable and was regulated in ways of german central bank to prove all of their related seeds of the problem greece italy portugal and spain now had their hands on a strong currency and could borrow against it and unlike before the interest rates
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they would have to pay would be much less so they could go much more which is what they did italy currently has a debt to g.d.p. ratio around one hundred twenty percent greece is more than one hundred sixty percent that's a bit like somebody with an income of twenty thousand dollars a year thirty two thousand on their credit card they will be bankrupt the banks when the many more money a flat screen t.v. would be repossessed and would be a diet of cabbage and potatoes in the worst case. similar for a country but in. said public pay is caught and thousands of people are forced out of jobs before the euro greece and italy always have the possibility of giving you a currency when times were this had the effect of lowering total debt and of conferring a competitive advantage as products came cheaper and this stimulated economic growth it also made people poorer as the money in their pockets was worth less but
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crucially it did not result in mass redundancies especially not imposed by a foreign power under a hard currency like the euro this option is no longer available to the indebted nations so instead they must not because they remain uncompetitive they cannot grow the worst of both worlds. the politicians have failed to put a lid on greece and italy's soaring borrowing the question now is whether the new economic task force can do any better or he's financial expert max kaiser is far from convinced saying bankers behind the scenes are continuing to play the system. it's the night of the living death and all of these zombie bankers we can't get rid of them you can't kill them they live to bank another day they are a plague around the world and certainly in europe there are no law actions but they're putting bankers in charge to bring about the total banker domination as the world goes down a slippery slope and said banker help in place of elected officials put in place an
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elected bankers and of course they work together they work with the central banks to keep the keys keeping interest rates near zero percent because this allows them to fund their speculations the dear old cost they don't want to spend any money to borrow money to put the outrages of bets on the table and every time they lose a bed they impose more austerity measures every time they win a bet they keep one hundred percent of the profits in the eurozone they have an opportunity to bring all the balance sheets of all the countries together and create new lending facilities like the f.s.f. which is a new five trillion euro lending facility and they want to build on that to create ten twenty trillion euro lending facilities because bankers get paid out how much debt they create their own mind the fact that the pay for the debt all from l.a. that bill impose more austerity measures more austerity measures more debt more fees for bankers more financial terrorism. coming up later in the program torture and abuse on americas watch ten years of
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a notorious one time movie prison and it's still going strong despite widespread condemnation and president obama's pledges to shut it down plus. why this strange on earth we noise is creating a buzz among radio enthusiasm around the world we investigate what it could mean and where it could be coming from and a few minutes. but first moscow sacked former mayor unity luzhkov is being questioned by the russian interior ministry is over the theft of some half a billion dollars from the bank of moscow two years ago case also involves his billionaire wife who's been a vague investigation and is now abroad or he's jacob greaves is following the case . it all comes down to those high profile counts as we have involved here a lot to form their yuri luzhkov who for almost two decades is really at the forefront of russian and moscow politics now after his fall from grace to force
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lots of questions and be a witness give evidence in the bill just behind me at this moment. that question should last a number of more hours also is why i feel a number two is up for question be sought after by investigators but so far she's eluded them after three court summons and hasn't turned up in moscow and it's been warned that interpol says it could get involved if this trend continues its course to god by forces russia's richest woman amassing her fortune doing it in real estate through the days of cause destruction in moscow this case itself actually goes back to two thousand and nine and then city shares in the bank of moscow with just under half a billion dollars investigators say last chunk of that was then actually siphoned off and went to the us alone to premier states who they see as a bogus company and a total of four hundred twenty seven million dollars ended up in the private
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accounts according to investigators. and now she has the noise of any wrongdoing the case so far but she hasn't turned up for that all important questioning may say the tension today's really focus around for their yuri luzhkov as it is his first high profile appearance since being sacked from office rather the roughly last year of september after eighteen years of the reins of power and really is last year this of course his downfall allegations of corruption became quite rampant and also present crucially lost support and lost trust in his ability to govern. that investigations among the stories we're covering in depth on our website r.t. dot com here's what else is a clue. away right now we look into claims that israel's intelligence agency could be behind an explosion at a military base in iran that killed seventeen including a key figure iranian defense plus a cosmic journey a russian rocket sending
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a crew of three on its way to the international space station after a successful launch monday eason other stories are click away at our teen dot com. the world's most notorious military prison still open for business despite repeated pledges by president obama to get it close it's ten years since george w. bush open the guantanamo bay facility which had been dogged by allegations of torture and abuse investigative reporter jason leopold believes the u.s. is betraying the principles that a promotes. were hypocrites where are you this is ministration has actually fought every case that has appeared in a d.c. court. so you know we're we're very good at preaching but not practicing what you're preaching so it's integrity it's credibility credibility is is the number one issue right. there is a lot of rhetoric there's a lot of promises that have been made it's political this came down to deal making
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with senators such as john mccain lindsey graham where they would not get behind certain policies that the president wanted to push forward unless there were promises made that first of all guantanamo would remain open that military commissions would continue i think that for the most part it's fear mongering and it's politically charged. among the hundreds of radio stations available in russia there's one that's seemingly out of this world instead of music or news these broadcasts are mysterious voices and noises that have left many radio enthusiastic baffled. has been tuning it. the sound has been gripping the imagination of radio spotters worldwide for over three decades. the u.v.b. seventy six also known as the was our.
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first aroused my interest because it is so strange personally i think it's a legacy device and in the late seventy's or eighty's. the military operations of the time it's original this is. the sea has been going like this since the start and whenever that was were sometimes the buzzer started in the mail robotic like voice lists names and numbers in russian. is the soviet union's and now russia's contact with spies or even civilizations from other worlds. you just lost has been a radio fan since his childhood he's also had his share of the budget but his explanation of his purpose is much more down to earth. this sort of connection
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history may realize that all of it will shut down in cases where a large nuclear explosion but only for a few hours it's not that i was going anything about why it's a widely used today by the army the idea is pretty simple i knew to be a radio station sends out the buzzer which is received by other army bases by stopping the buzzer operators signals that a command called of the letters and numbers is about to be broadcast when the transmission is complete the buzzer sounds on again you just lost said moscow's radios body in community nor would a signal used to come from a base outside of the capital but this is what we saw it and this man is the only living soul we could find. on the spot a youth worker bees. in the village to buy. a little bit of it is used to be one of the best units in the country two years ago we received an order to shut it down we were told it consumed too much energy ok there is also another similar unit it
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still. could be that the legendary bowser used to be out of this building. is the signal coming from now. we won't be able to find any signs of a mysterious transit area here because the equipment was literally ripped out of the walls and floors of the golding when the bell rings are actually still here. would be. two thousand and nine. but the sound is. never it's coming from. causing through the radio either as if it has. a single technology that's gone through the mind. you've got this going off. that's no mystery what's coming your way next i mean
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business news with you your stay with us. thanks not everyone welcome to the business update top officials from the world's leading gas exporting countries are meeting in doha between them they hold more than two thirds of the world's gas reserves and there are some it's aimed at balancing the interests of both producers and consumers another discussion of similar topics is under way here in moscow at the end of russia for this archies money and of course there is following both bands like marina so what's up delegates of both talks. well some of the main four have been pricing innovation and competition many european countries have expressed their satisfaction with because. oil. import rights to oil prices call saying essentially a lot of european countries are billions of euros right now and given the current
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market conditions many believe that russia should rethink its pricing formula at the same time right now ministers are expected to call for. prices to save the long term gas contracts and other issues. energy package which requires the separation of energy production transportation and sales gas from of course goes against all that but it says it wants to compete on the european market what changes need to be made to the package and an acceptable solution needs to be found for all parties involved and all russia's energy minister whose interests are right now outlined his main concerns for us. all of this work with firstly it's the supremacy of the long term. future secondly it's the principle of linking natural gas prices. we believe that
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natural gas. crude because not. commute which will come with a should be energy demand is skyrocketing right now and to meet that demand for its major consumers is crucial and the international energy agency expects natural gas consumption. when see a thirty five also the fact that germany is abandoning nuclear energy it will need to build new power stations worth around fifteen a billion euros and russia's energy minister already said that russia is ready to finance that large scale project but at the same time russia might be in a. position right now but that could change in the future according to the president of the russian gas society. where we are where you are will not be you are facing a problem that the production of the u.s. and russia was getting more and more expensive well countries like iran cannot or are developing cheaper gas deposits so we need serious government support in order
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to be competitive in the market as we all should have to produce innovative methods of u.s. production in transportation. with or without which when it comes to the immediate future gas from has a ready for an increase in european gas sales about eight percent next year and of course the volumes will increase after the newly launched nordstrom gas pipeline so it's crucial right now for gas row so not only in the base but also are not as differences with its european partners are calls for reporting from the gas forum here in moscow thank you very much for this indeed and let's have a check on the markets kurt is trading near a two day low on speculation that europe will struggle to contain its debt crisis providing some support for prices on expectations that are afforded by the u.s. energy department you on wednesday may show declining fuel stockpiles of the us lights which is trading at under ninety eight dollars a barrel while branches that's around one hundred twelve dollars per barrel.
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markets in europe are lower with euro zone that worries once again weighing on investors and all eyes on rising spanish and italian born deals but the so is little more than half a percent us financial companies which research declines of the dead song led by you don't you buy an alliance. and here in moscow the markets are mixed with the out just point seven percent in the red let's have a look at some of the individual share moves on the minds of declined here are led by banks. sent in the retina rolls to make up is losing just a notch as you can see and look oil is high up point seven percent. that's up from new york today join me in less than fifteen minutes time for another business update here on our.
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